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fungal sense[edit]

  • 1905, in the Transactions of the American Entomological Society, volume 31, page 216:
    4. P. californicum n. sp.
    Very similar in color and sculpture to seriatum. The form is, however, sensibly narrower, averaging very nearly two and one half times as long as wide, while in seriatum the length is ahout two and three- tenths times the width.
That's short for P. seriatum. - -sche (discuss) 19:11, 25 March 2012 (UTC)


It might help if we knew what the Latin meant. Here are some Latin bgc hits. I didn't find it, or anything plausible beginning with "seri" in Lewis and Short online, but classical Latin poets seem to have used it. DCDuring TALK 19:27, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

The search picked up scannos for senatum and feriatum in classical Latin. There seem to be some real hits from Medieval or later Latin. DCDuring TALK 19:34, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
Wikispecies has 14 entries with seriatum as species epithet, another 25 with seriatus, and 38 with seriata. DCDuring TALK 22:11, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
See seriate "arranged in a series". DCDuring TALK 22:17, 25 March 2012 (UTC)


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I can't find evidence of this in use in English --Cova (talk) 14:29, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

It seems to me a misspelling of seriatim. DCDuring TALK 15:15, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
It appears (near seriatim; thus, presumably as a typo) twice in John Brockman's 1998 The Reality Club. - -sche (discuss) 17:53, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
I've added the adverb "misspelling of seriatim" with citations; there also appears to be a fungal noun I'll try and cite, later. - -sche (discuss) 18:03, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
I've cited the adjective and added an adjective POS to seriatim. I've also started finding noun uses I'm not quite sure how to interpret: Citations:seriatum. - -sche (discuss) 18:16, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
I've cited the noun now, too. It strikes me as a different etymology: how could it be a misspelling of something that is not a noun? Wouldn't it be formed from something + the Latin noun suffix -um? I still have to add the fungal sense. - -sche (discuss) 18:30, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
Anyway, all senses are now cited. - -sche (discuss) 23:56, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
So... struck. - -sche (discuss) 17:47, 28 March 2012 (UTC)